Late scores enable West to get past stubborn Redmen
PEDRO — A team effort got Rock Hill the lead. Portsmouth West’s Trevon Pendleton took it away.
Pendleton was a one-man wrecking crew as he ran 26 times for 176 yards and scored four touchdowns as the Senators rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the upset-minded Redmen 34-21 Friday.
“We played much better. We played pretty physical. We cut down on giving up big plays. We did a pretty good job on Pendleton except for two big runs and the kickoff return,” said Rock Hill coach Todd Knipp.
Pendleton returned the opening kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown to put West up 6-0, but the Redmen got a 63-yard return from Steve Lewis to the West 20 that set up a 15-yard scoring strike from Will McCollister to Trey Wilds. Cody Massie kicked the conversion and it was 7-6.
Rock Hill extended its lead to 13-6 in the second quarter on a 47-yard pass-and-run from McCollister to Mitchell Davenport.
West (3-1) answered with a 1-yard plunge by quarterback Levi Ratliff and it was 13-12 at the break.
Wilds and McCollister hooked up again in the third quarter for a 17-yard scoring play and the lead was 21-12 after Lewis ran for the conversion.
Pendleton then began to take over the game.
He had a 1-yard scoring run at the end of the third quarter and also added the conversion to make it 21-20.
Pendleton had a second 1-yard TD run in the fourth quarter as West finally regained the lead at 26-21.
The junior fullback added an insurance score when he broke loose on a 49-yard run. Kyle Locher ran for the extra points.
Rock Hill answered by driving to the West 5-yard line but was unable to convert on a fourth down play.
McCollister finished 11-of-24 for 214 yards and three touchdowns with an interception. Davenport caught six passes for 158 yards and a score.
Rock Hill (0-4) had two touchdowns called back on penalties.
Ports. West 6 6 8 14 = 34
Rock Hill 7 6 8 0 = 21
PW — Trevon Pendleton 75 kickoff return (kick failed)
RH — Trey Wilds 15 pass from Will McCollister (Cody Massie kick)
RH — Mitchell Davenport 47 pass from Will McCollister (kick failed)
PW — Levi Ratliff 1 run (run failed)
RH — Trey Wilds 17 pass from Will McCollister (Steve Lewis run)
PW— Trevon Pendleton 1 run (Pendleton run)
PW — Trevon Pendleton 1 run (run failed)
PW — Trevon Pendleton 49 run (Kyle Locher run)
First downs 15 13
Rushes-yards 50-267 30-79
Passing yards 4 214
Total yards 271 293
Cmp-Att-Int 1-2-0 11-24-1
Fumbles-lost 1-0 3-0
Penalties-yards 5-45 5-65
Punts-average 3-27.3 4-33.0
RUSHING—West: Trevon Pendleton 26-176, Levi Ratliff 5-11, Mark Murphy 9-34, Kyle Locher 10-46; Rock Hill: Steve Lewis 17-66, Josh Malone 1-4, Mitch Malone 1-2, Will McCollister 7-0, Coty Davis 2-16, team 2-minus 9.
PASSING—West: Levi Ratliff 1-2-0 4; Rock Hill: Will McCollister 11-24-1 214.
RECEIVING—West: Mark Murphy 1-4; Rock Hill: Trey Wilds 3-55, Mitchell Davenport 6-158, Jeremy Blagg 2-29, Josh Malone 1-1.